Come Holy Ghost, Creator Come
Veni Creator Spiritus
Translated by Dryden
W. A. Mozart
Arr. from the figured bass by N. A. M.
Melody |O Gottes Lamm| Koch. Verz. No.343
Come, Holy Ghost, Creator come
From Thy bright heav'nly throne,
Come, take possession of our souls,
And make them all Thy own.
Thou Who art called the Paraclete,
Best gift of God above,
The living spring, the living fire,
Sweet unction and true love.
Thou who are sev'nfold in Thy grace,
Finger of God's right hand;
His promise teaching little ones
To speak and understand.
O, guide our minds with Thy bless'd light
With love our hearts inflame;
And with Thy strength, which ne'er decays,
Confirm our mortal frame.
Through Thee may we the Father know,
Thro' Thee th'Eternal Son,
And Thee, the Spirit of the both,
Thrice blessed Three in One.
All Glory to the Father be,
With His coequal Son;
The same to Thee, great Paraclete,
While endless ages run.
Copyright 1920 by N. A. M.